Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B59-646 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8056/b59-646 B59-646 CAGE HEAD BRACE. Unsigned and smith made; three post head with decorative shape to posts, 8" sweep, friction chuck. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 60-120 B59-645 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8055/b59-645 B59-645 BOW DRILL. Not marked but looks like a piano maker drill from one of the New York makers. Brass with fruitwood handle with one crack, very clean and attractive. From the collection of John Sindelar. Good+ 100-200 B59-644 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8054/b59-644 B59-644 BOW DRILL. Boxwood drum and rosewood head with one tight crack, pushbutton chuck similar to those used on Sheffield braces. 10" long. Includes Sheffield-type auger bit. An unusual and exceptionally attractive drill. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 150-250 B59-643 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8053/b59-643 B59-643 UNIVERSAL JOINT BRACE. Derlon Patent. Patented in 1892 and with a very high gizmocity rating. This is the oldest version, cast iron without nickel plating or japanning, with a knob rather than vertical handle, and with an open socket rather than a chuck. All Derlons are uncommon; this version is very rare. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 200-400 B59-642 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8052/b59-642 B59-642 BREAST DRILL. Looks manufactured and we think we've seen it before, but not marked. Brass framed, single speed, large turned handle, 16-1/2" overall. Teeth unchipped, original locking screw chuck. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 60-120 B59-641 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8051/b59-641 B59-641 BREAST DRILL. Cast brass body and drive wheel with turned rosewood rotating head, 12" long, no chipped teeth, very clean and attractive. Fine 80-150 B59-640 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8050/b59-640 B59-640 WASHER CUTTER. Palmer Patent. All cast iron; most examples have one or both of the sliding cutters missing but this one is all complete. Like most known examples, it's marked "Pat Appl'd For" (the patent was actually issued 12/3/78), and with Palmer's name and a masonic symbol. A very uncommon example. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Fine 75-150 B59-639 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8049/b59-639 B59-639 BRACE. H.S. Shepardson. Shepardson, of Shelburne Fall, MA, was a manufacturer of braces and had a number of patents, but this is his only brace patent, granted 3/1/70. It provided for a set of curved sliding jaws tightened by the chuck shell. Relatively uncommon, it is rated B for rarity by Ron Pearson. Clearly marked, 7" sweep, wooden head and grip. From the collection of Hank Allen. Good+ 60-120 B59-638 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8048/b59-638 B59-638 BOW DRILL. Solid brass body, including drum and head, except for cast iron chuck. 8" long, includes augur bit. Brass is a little dinged. From the collection of John Sindelar. Good+ 100-200 B59-637 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8047/b59-637 B59-637 EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PUMP DRILL. Nicely turned flywheel and handle, 15" long, tight check in shaft. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 100-200 B59-373 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7783/b59-373 B59-373 JEWELER'S DRILL. Whitney Patent. Tower & Lyon advertised these drills as the Whitney patent, but the patent date given is actually for a method of making drill bits. The drills are highly prized for their elaborate red and gold pinstriping, which on this example is 75% complete. The unusual version with a wooden knob. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 100-200 B59-372 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7782/b59-372 B59-372 BOW DRILL WITH MATCHING BOW. Probably made by Erlandsen but not marked. Rosewood and brass handles, the drill is 12" long with an ivory spool; the matching bow is 33" long. The rosewood is very clean; the ivory spool has couple of tight checks. It's very unusual to find one of these drills with its original bow and this is a stunning example. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 200-400 B59-371 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7781/b59-371 B59-371 SCREW BOX. Unusual form, 3/4" diameter with adjustable cutter held by hand forged wingnut, 4-1/2" long with nice turned handle. Has "Republique Francoise" on collar around the end of the handle. There's a small damaged spot on the handle, otherwise very clean. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 100-200 B59-370 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7780/b59-370 B59-370 BRACE. Daboll Patent. Closely resembles Daboll's earliest, 5/16/54 patent (rated A for rarity by Pearson), with its push button type catch, but the only mark is "Naylor, New London, Conn." Naylor was one of the small group of New London bracemakers who, along with the better known Increase Wilson, manufactured Taylor-type braces. 8" sweep, cast iron head, very clean. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 80-150 B59-369 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7779/b59-369 B59-369 ARCHIMEDEAN DRILL. One way spiral, head and slide brass with decorative turning, steel shaft, friction fit chuck, 15" long. Unsigned and user made, a very nice example. From the collection of John Sindelar. Fine 35-70 B59-368 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7778/b59-368 B59-368 FRAMED BRACE. Wm. Marples Ultimatum. Ebony, slip ring chuck, wood very clean, brass has light wear and a few dings, never polished, very clear stamp, head has Hibernia works medallion but never had an ivory ring. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 200-400 B59-367 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7777/b59-367 B59-367 COMBINATION BRACE-WRENCH. The Prince. Patented 5/11/09 and manufactured by Prince Shortt (really) of Floyd, Va. Sometimes confused with the more common Lowentraut combination brace, this is one of those superb gizmos that no collection can afford to be without. The nickel plating has some minor flaking, but the wood (maybe satinwood) is superb and makes it really stand out. You can always renickel it if you want, but wood with this beautiful grain and patina is hard to come by. Good+ 300-600 B59-366 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7776/b59-366 B59-366 IVORY FRAMED BRACE. William Marples Ultimatum. Very rare example of the Ultimatum brace with solid ivory fill and head. Metal frame elaborately engraved. Sliding ring type chuck, No medallion in head. Since the head is ivory, the ring is ebony. There are two tight cracks in the head but overall the ivory is very clean and white. A handful of ivory Ultimatums are known, usually intended as presentation pieces, which is reinforced by the elaborate engraving. See Eaton, page 161, for an example. An extraordinarily rare and attractive Ultimatum. Fine 5000-10000 B59-365 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7775/b59-365 B59-365 BRACE. Whitman Patent. Patented 11/16/69 by Charles Whitman. Features a chuck with a screw shell with an open side to insert the bit. Marked with both the patent date (faint) and the words "C.P. Whitman Patent." Rated as "never seen" by Ron Pearson, and the only one we've ever listed. 11" sweep, cast iron head, no grip. Very light surface pitting. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 100-200 B59-364 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7774/b59-364 B59-364 SHIPMAKER'S BREAST AUGER. Dated 1772. Good clean example, 22" long with spoon auger bit, "1772" carved into side. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 100-200 B59-107 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7517/b59-107 B59-107 WASHER CUTTER. Unmarked and smith made, but very well done. It has a central shaft tipped with a point and with a wooden head, and an arm that rotates around it and has an adjustable cutter with a hand forged wingnut. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 80-150 B59-106 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7516/b59-106 B59-106 IRON BRACE. Unsigned, decorative shape with 10" sweep, rotating fruitwood head with brass plate, one tight crack. The chuck locks with a sliding ring, stuck and doesn't work smoothly. Comes with a set of 14 Sheffield-style auger bits (not shown). From the collection of Dennis Fisher., who displayed it with the bits surrounding the brace. Fine 100-200 B59-105 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7515/b59-105 B59-105 BRACE. C.M. and A.P. Daboll Patents. Clearly marked with patents of two Dabolls: Charles Daboll's 3/24/68 patent for the chuck and brother Austin's 6/17/73 patent for the method of attaching the head. Also marked as manufactured by the Wilson Manufacturing Co. of New London. 10" sweep, cast iron head, rosewood grip with brass collars. Both patents are rated B by Pearson, but to find a brace so clearly marked with both patents and the manufacturer is very uncommon. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 80-150 B59-104 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7514/b59-104 B59-104 BRACE. H.V. Smith Patent. Henry V. Smith's earliest patent, dated 3/13/83. Unmarked but unmistakable with its split chuck tightened by a side wingnut. 8" sweep, head looks like walnut, wooden grip with pewter collars. From the collection of Hank Allen. Fine 80-150 B59-103 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7513/b59-103 B59-103 WHIMBLE BRACE. Unsigned, 9" sweep, brass and beech grip with tight crack. Chuck has a hand-forged locking wingnut and an extra threaded hole in the chuck. From the collection of Hank Allen. Good+ 60-120